Welcome to The Sandbox, a forum for service members who have served or are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, returned vets, spouses and caregivers. The Sandbox focus is not on policy and partisanship (go to our Blowback page for that), but on the unclassified details of deployment the everyday, the extraordinary, the wonderful, the messed up, the absurd. All correspondence is read, and as much as possible is posted, lightly edited.
“In everything they do, Marty Chalfie and Wafaa El Sadr embody Columbia’s core principles of academic excellence and service to our society,” said President Bollinger in announcing the University professorships. “They have lived their lives in the constant pursuit of knowledge and innovation that improve the human condition. It is therefore with great pleasure that we recognize their accomplishments with this distinguished rank and celebrate their contributions as true ambassadors of Columbia University.”.
You don’t have to love Wham! to admire the laid back cool of these babies though. Although they obviously do have that 1980s look, it isn’t like it’s screaming ‘Boy George’; they still have a bit of timeless elegance about them that wouldn’t look out of place today. This time in history is back don’t you know!.
The proposed research seeks to accomplish three goals: (1) Increase retention in Engineering among racially underrepresented engineering students by extending three successful summer bridge models and transition programming to four regional campuses in the Pennsylvania State University system, (2) Develop long term sustainability plans for these programs, and (3) Compare the efficacy of different bridge models. The primary outcome measure is retention in baccalaureate Engineering majors following the Entrance to Major process at the beginning of Year 3. A secondary measure is retention in STEM majors..
I’m fortunate enough that I have my bankaccount so when he says “can I bum a 20 of ya sis?” All I say is “sorry bro, saving for college and all I have is my bank card.” I’d never tell him the code and when he gets mad, yeah he may slam doors and blast music, but in the end, his 18 year old sister has a job, is well off, going to school for nursing, and he’s still in the basement, with no highschool diploma, no job, smoking pot and stealing. You have to realise, he has no future, but you do. He’s your UNexample of how to grow up.
One reader suggested that the city maintain control and trim these trees every three years. This should have been and still should be the property owner’s responsibility. To let these trees grow out of control (and they grow very fast trim once a year, minimum) in the first place was unconscionable.